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Nerve Injuries and Restoring Function

The body’s peripheral nerves are the links between our brain and the spinal cord and the rest of the body. Unfortunately, our peripheral nerves are fragile and can easily be damaged by trauma or continued compression. These injuries can then affect your brain’s ability to communicate with your muscles and organs. Dr. Seruya is a…Read More >>

  • Posted on: Feb 14 2020
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Radial Tunnel Syndrome

There are a couple of nerve problems that everyone knows about. Carpal tunnel is the most common. Most of us know a person who has had surgery to open the carpal tunnel and decrease nerve compression that was causing pain through the wrist and hand. Not as well known, but still not completely foreign to…Read More >>

  • Posted on: Jan 15 2020
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No More Chronic Headaches for the New Year

Dealing with chronic headaches — those that occur at least 15 days per month for at least three months — is brutal. New medications are showing more promise treating these headaches, but sometimes the real cause is nerve compression. That’s where Dr. Seruya can really make a difference. His expertise in peripheral nerve surgery can…Read More >>

  • Posted on: Dec 15 2019
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Damage to the Peripheral Nerves

Our peripheral nervous system is a network of 43 pairs of motor and sensory nerves that connect the brain and spinal cord to the rest of the body. These are the network of nerves that connect our sense organs, muscles, glands, and internal organs to the central nervous system. Injury or damage to these nerves…Read More >>

  • Posted on: Nov 15 2019
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Taking the Pressure Off a Nerve

We all have pressure in our lives. It could be that tyrannical boss at work. It could be the strain of trying to pay the bills. It could even be simply getting on the 405 every day into the sea of metal and glass. Or the pressure could be on a nerve in places such…Read More >>

  • Posted on: Oct 15 2019
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Nerve Damage Shouldn’t Be Ignored

Our nerves are very sensitive, but this also makes them fragile and open to injury. Nerve damage can occur from prolonged compression, such as in carpal tunnel syndrome or in spinal stenosis; or from being over-stretched, cut, or as a side effect of diabetes, among other causes. When a nerve is damaged, it can have…Read More >>

  • Posted on: Sep 15 2019
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Brachial Plexus Palsy (Erb’s Palsy) | Los Angeles Nerve Center

Erb’s Palsy

Sometimes if a baby is delivered through a difficult delivery process his or her neck is stretched to the side. This can create damage in the network of nerves near the neck that control the nerves and motions of the arm. The condition turns muscles inward toward the body and the infant cannot move the…Read More >>

  • Posted on: Aug 15 2019
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Bell’s Palsy Los Angeles, CA

When Your Face Becomes Paralyzed

When people think of paralysis, they usually think of the spinal cord and lower body function. But the face can become paralyzed in a condition known as Bell’s palsy. Dr. Seruya treats this condition at his two Los Angeles locations. What is Bell’s palsy? Named after a 19th century Scottish surgeon, Bell’s palsy is the most…Read More >>

  • Posted on: Jul 15 2019
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Common Peroneal Nerve Entrapment | Foot Drop Los Angeles, CA

That Clumsiness Could Be Nerve Related

It may have started as some tingling in your foot. Then there was pain in the same area. Now it seems as if you’ve suddenly become clumsy, catching your foot when you’re simply walking across the room. And you’ve cut the top of your foot and didn’t even notice, as you didn’t feel much of…Read More >>

  • Posted on: Jun 15 2019
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Nerve Transfer Los Angeles CA

Can You Transfer a Nerve?

In February’s blog we covered the signs of nerve damage, which are important to heed, as after 12-18 months nerve damage can become permanent. In March we covered a nerve graft, where a damaged area of a nerve can be bridged with a nerve taken from another area in the body. But what happens if…Read More >>

  • Posted on: Apr 15 2019
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